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Dolly Parton Quotes

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Dolly Parton quotes: country music star and multi-talented multi-millionaire, these are Dolly Rebecca Parton’s top quotes.

“Find out who you are and do it on purpose.”

“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.”

“If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.”

“I have always been a firm believer in working hard for what is right and for making your own breaks if you want things to change.”

“You’ll never do a whole lot unless you’re brave enough to try.”

“You gotta keep trying to find your niche and trying to fit into whatever slot that’s left for you; or make one of your own.”

“No one is ever successful at everything that they do.”

“A positive attitude and a sense of humor go together like biscuits and gravy.”

“Everybody has a purpose.”

“You can do anything you want to do as long as you keep a good attitude and keep working at it.   But the second you give up, you’re screwed.”

“I’m not going to limit myself just because people won’t accept the fact that I can do something else.”

“You have to work hard, in order to get anything done.”

“I do believe that any successful business starts from the top and works its way down.”

“You’re not going to see your dreams come true if you don’t put
wings, legs, arms, hands, and feet on ’em.”

“A lot of dreams can turn to nightmares if you don’t really work them.”

“Sometimes, you see folks who have a negative view of dreamers – people who sit around all day on their hindquarters and do absolutely nothing.  These folks aren’t dreamers – they are just lazy.  To me, dreaming is just part of being alive, inspired, and curious about the world.”

“I was blessed to have family members who encouraged me to pursue my dreams.  Whether it is your parents, or your uncles or your aunts or even the neighbor down the road, it’s important that kids have someone who encourages them to chase their rainbow.”

“I’ve always believed in my talent.  And I’ve always had more guts than talent.”

“My songs are the door to every dream I’ve ever had and every success I’ve ever achieved.”

“Writing’s just as natural to me as getting up and cooking breakfast.”

“I never have changed in my taste, and the things that I love, and the way that I act, and all that.  I never wanted to change, I just wanted to be successful, and be able to do more things for more people, and for myself as well.”

“Don’t get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.”

“We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.”

“My philosophy is simple: it’s a down-home, common, horse-sense approach to things.”

“Storms make trees take deeper roots.”

“If you’re feeling low, don’t despair.  The sun has a sinking spell every night, but it comes back up every morning.”

“I was born with a happy heart, and I try to keep a good attitude.  It’s not true that I’m happy all the time because nobody is, and we all go through our things.”

“When I wake up, I expect things to be good.  If they’re not, then I try to set about trying to make them as good as I can cuz I know I’m gonna have to live that day anyway.  So why not try to make the most of it if you can?  Some days, they pan out a little better than others, but you still gotta always just try.”

“I’ve struggled enough in my life to be appreciated and understood.  I’ve had to go against all kinds of people through the years just to be myself.  I think everybody should be allowed to be who they are, and to love who they love.  I don’t think we should be judgmental.  Lord, I’ve got enough problems of my own to pass judgment on somebody else.”

“I always just thought if you see somebody without a smile, give ’em yours!”

“When I meet someone, I look at their eyes and their smile and seek out the good first.  It’s easy to find when you’re looking for it.  You let a person shine with their own light and try to connect it to yours.  As soon as I say hello, I go right to that light and I don’t care who you are!  I know we’re all pieces of the same thing.  I go for that common light because I know it’s in all of us.”

“You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love, and all those things that you can’t put a dollar sign on.”

“If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, then you are an excellent leader.”

“It seems like the more I give the more I get, and that is the way it is supposed to go in life.”

“I think that all creative people are a little bit nuts.”

“I describe my look as a blend of Mother Goose, Cinderella, and the local hooker!”

“I’m no natural beauty.  If I’m gonna have any looks at all, I’m gonna have to create them.”

“It costs a lot of money to look this cheap.”

“I had nothing growing up, but I always wanted to be sexy, even before I knew what the word was.”

“I’m not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I’m not dumb… and I also know that I’m not blonde.”

“Time marches on and sooner or later you realize it is marching across your face.”

“If I see something sagging, bagging, or dragging, I’ll get it nipped, tucked, or sucked.”

“I bought all those fitness videos – Richard Simmons, Jane Fonda.  I love to sit and eat cookies and watch ’em.”

“I just don’t feel like I have to explain myself.”

“My fat never made me less money.”

“I just kind of wake up with a new idea and new dreams every day, and I follow that dream, as they say.”

“I always ask God to work through me and let me be a light of some kind and help in this world, so I always pray for that, and I always want to do good.”

“When I sit back in my rocking chair someday, I want to be able to say I’ve done it all.”

“I just love life.  I love people.  I love to write, that’s my gift.  I love to sing.  I have a good attitude.  I like to think I shine from the inside.”

“I wake up with new dreams every day.  So the more I can do to channel that into things that I love to create is healthier for me and probably for everybody around me.  And the older I get, the earlier I get up.  The second my feet hit the floor, I’m awake.  I’m like hurry, hurry.  I just love life.  And I feel like we ain’t got but a certain amount of time anyway.  I want to make the most of all of it.”

“I had to get rich so I could afford to sing like I was poor again.”

“Less is not more.  More is more.”

“Nobody can ever make enough money for as many poor relatives as I’ve got.  Somebody’s got a sick kid, or somebody needs an operation, somebody ain’t got this, somebody ain’t got that.  Or to give the kids all a car when they graduate.”

“I feel blessed that I still have the little Dolly in my heart, I’m still the same girl that wants to squeeze every little drop out of life that I can.”

“Dream more, learn more, care more, and be more.”

Why not follow Dolly’s quotes up with Celine Dion’s?

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